Skip to main content

Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room

The Lucretia Little History Room is dedicated to illuminating the unique and vibrant history of Mill Valley and making this history accessible to people of all ages and interests. We accomplish this by collecting, preserving, and promoting materials of enduring value pertaining to people, places, and events associated with Mill Valley and a few select nearby areas, such as Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods, that are an essential part of Mill Valley’s historic heritage.

The History Room and the Mill Valley Historical Society have shared a close relationship since their respective foundings in 1977. Since its opening, the Lucretia Little History Room has operated under the jurisdiction of the Mill Valley Public Library and the City of Mill Valley, and its collection is owned by the Library. The Historical Society is a separate nonprofit organization which is not governed by the City. The Historical Society and the Library collaborate in many areas, including on exhibitions, the Mill Valley Oral History Program, and the First Wednesday lecture series. The Historical Society provides valued funding and membership resources to support the History Room’s projects, while the Library provides research support for the Historical Society’s programs and publications, from its annual History Walk to the Mill Valley Historical Review.

Contact Information:

Mill Valley Public Library
Lucretia Little History Room
375 Throckmorton Ave.
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Telephone: (415) 389-4292
Email: hist@cityofmillvalley.org

302
RESULTS
rss


PART OF
California Revealed
Cultural & Academic Films
Media Type
224
images
78
texts
Year
1
1931
1
1930
2
1924
1
1923
6
1922
5
1921
More right-solid
Topics & Subjects
302
californialightandsound
302
californiarevealed
99
Railroads
64
Mt. Tamalpais
64
Portraits
39
Students
More right-solid
Collection
More right-solid
Creator
7
t. c. wohlbruck co.
4
mitchell, edward h.
3
carothers, harrie w.
3
eduart and cobb
3
weidner, chas.
2
county recorder of marin
More right-solid
Language
300
English
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
SHOW DETAILS
up-solid down-solid
eye
Title
Date Archived
Creator
Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
by Northwestern Pacific Railroad
texts
eye 187
favorite 0
comment 0
Description : Brochure titled "Little Journeys over the Northwestern Pacific Railroad", circa 1911, describing short trips, one hour to one day's time, from San Francisco over the Northwestern Pacific Railroad's lines. Brochure describes the Railroad's all-day "Triangle Trip" as "one of the most delightful scenic one-day jaunts in America". Brochure is comprised of six panels. Source : 2 Pages of 2: Pamphlet (10 x 6 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.012 Digitized by...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Excursions, Railroads, Travel
Description : Excerpt of an article from "Trails" by the California Alpine Club about Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway, 1921. Attached photograph of a view of San Francisco Bay from the summit of Mt. Tamalpais, with the Double Bow-Knot in the foreground. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (10.5 x 7.6875 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.029 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway, Railroads
Description : Front of postcard depicts image of Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway railroad tracks running along a creek. Above the creek is a wooden bridge. The front of the postcard contains the printed text, "2109 - In the Redwoods, Mt. Tamalpais Railway, California." The back of the postcard lists publisher information as, "Made in America by Edw. H,. Mitchell at San Francisco." There is a handwritten message on the back addressed to a Miss Mabel Sharpe. Mitchell...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais, Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway,...
Description : A tree-lined road in Mill Valley. Front of postcard is printed with the following text: "A drive way in Mill Valley, Cal." A handwritten note on the back of the postcard describes the scene as "Throckmorton at Olive beforee street was paved". Back of postcard is printed with: "M. Rieder, Publ., Los Angeles, Cal. No. 5114. Made in Germany." Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.018 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Streets, Trees
Description : Postcard featuring a creek, bridge, and a glimpse of Redwood Lodge. "Redwood Lodge" was the name George and Maria Billings gave the Mill Valley home they began building in 1890. The home, at 160 Corte Madera Avenue, was originally intended as a summer home, but after the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco, the Billings family made the Redwood Lodge their year-round residence. Title transcribed from front of postcard, which is printed with the following text: "A...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Bridges, Creeks, Houses, Redwood trees, Structures,...
Description : A group of redwood trees in Mill Valley, California. Title partially transcribed from front of postcard, which reads: "No. 422, A group of Redwoods, growing out from root of an immense Redwood, Mill Valley, Marin County, California". Back of postcard is printed with the following: "Chas. Weidner, San Francisco, Calif. Made in Germany." Correspondence to a Miss Grace Sterrett on back. Postcard is stamped and postmarked 1909. Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5.5 x...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Redwood trees, Trees, Woods
Description : Front of postcard shows a view of the double-bowknot path winding along Mt. Tamalpais with Richardson Bay in the background. Title transcribed from the front of the postcard, which contains printed text, "192. A view from summit of Mt. Tamalpais showing double loop on Scenic Railway Mt Tamalpais, California." The back of the postcard contains a handwritten message. The back of the postcard is also printed with, "Charles Weidner, Photographer, San Francisco,...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, double bowknot, Mt. Tamalpais, Railroad tracks,...
Description : Colored image from up above Mill Valley, looking down on the countryside with a view of cloud banks and the windy railroad path in distance. Title transcribed from the front of the postcard, which contains printed text, "151 - Above the Clouds, Mt. Tamalpais, California". Back of postcard contains text: "Edward H. Mitchell, Publisher San Francisco" Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.063 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, clouds, Mt. Tamalpais, Railroad tracks
Description : Advertisement for a two-day excursion on the Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway, including meals and lodging, for $10. Source : 1 Page of 1: Clipping (2.3125 x 3.9375 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.033 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Excursions, Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway,...
Description : Advertisement for tickets on the Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway, by Crabtree's Travel Office in Oakland. Source : 1 Page of 1: Clipping (5 x 3.0625 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.032 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Excursions, Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway,...
Description : Abstract of Title and List of Incumbrances on Copies of Instruments between Tamalpais Land and Water Company and North Pacific Coast Railroad Company or San Francisco, Tamalpais and Bolinas Railway Company relating to their right of way into Mill Valley, and their occupancy of the depot sites at Millwood and Mill Valley December 7, 1903. Twenty-nine page agreement by the Marin County Abstract Company, San Rafael, California. Source : 29 Pages of 29: Pamphlet (18.75 x 14.24 in.)...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Abstracts, Railroads
Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
image
eye 23
favorite 0
comment 0
Description : Portrait of Alonzo Coffin, third mayor of Mill Valley and the first owner of "Vineyard Haven", also known as the "Ferryboat" house at 15 Tamalpais Avenue in Mill Valley, California. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5 x 7 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.071 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Coffin Family, Mayors, Portraits
Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
image
eye 12
favorite 0
comment 0
Description :  Mrs. Anne Stolte and Virginia Stolte (later Virginia Spaulding). The Stolte family were early residents of Mill Valley. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (2.5 x 4.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.156 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Daughters, Mothers, Portraits
Description : Mrs. Anne Stolte and Virginia Stolte. The Stolte family were early residents of Mill Valley. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (2.5 x 4.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.157 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Daughters, Mothers, Portraits
Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
by Jennings, Greg and Martin, Pete
texts
eye 13
favorite 0
comment 0
Description : A copy of an annual pass on the Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway for Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Preston, 1918. Printed on the back of a calling card for Pete Martin of Bolinas and Greg Jennings of Mill Valley, about Mount Tamalpais History. Source : 2 Pages of 2: Ticket (4 x 2.4375 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.035 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway, Railroads
Description : Automobile passengers stopped under the big trees. Passengers pose in front of two automobiles. Handwritten text on the back of postcard says: "about 1905 - probably on road to Muir Woods". Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.013 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Automobile travel, Automobiles, Redwood trees, Trees
Description : Postcard depicts view of San Francisco Bay from overlook on Mt. Tamalpais. Title transcribed from printed text on the front of the postcard, which reads, "Beautiful California - Sublime Point Mt. Tamalpais ovderlooking San Francisco. Elevation about one half mile." Back of postcard contains handwritten message addressed to a Mrs. Billings of Mill Valley. Printed on the back is the following text: "No. 711 Pacific Novelty Company, Publishers, San Francisco, Cal. Made...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais, San Francisco Bay
Description : Front of postcard depicts the West Point Inn on Mt. Tamalpais. The inn is decorated with American flags, and there is a crowd of people seated in front of the inn. Title transcribed from printed text on the front of the postcard, which reads, "Beautiful California. West Point Inn, Mt. Tamalpais." The back of the postcard contains a handwritten message and is addressed to a Mr. Norman H[indiscernable] at Pacific Station via San Francisco. The publisher information as...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, inns, Mt. Tamalpais, West Point Inn
Description : Blank roster for the crew of a run of the Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway. Roster includes space to list the crew, train number, run, and duty times. Source : 1 Page of 1: Roster (5.375 x 4.125 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.044 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway, Railroads
Description : Postcard depicting a view of the Blithedale Hotel in Mill Valley, California. Title transcribed from front of postcard, which is inscribed with the text, "Blythedale, Mill Valley, Cal." Back of postcard addressed to "Mildred H."Back of postcard contains typed label which reads, "Postcards: UNKNOWN, color and sepia, 5 1/2 x3 /12, Germany and New York City. (Private collection). Back of postcard lists publisher M. Rieder, Los Angeles; Cal. Source : 1 Page of...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mill Valley, Mt. Tamalpais
Description : Business card for E.L. Crosthwaite, Passenger Agent for the Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway. Source : 1 Page of 1: Document (3 x 1.75 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.043 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway, Railroads
Description : Business card for William J. "Bill" Osgood, "The Guide Who Talks", Passenger Director for the Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway. On verso is a photograph of a man under a giant redwood tree in Muir Woods. Source : 2 Pages of 2: Document (3.375 x 2.25 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.042 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway, Railroads
Description : Cabinet cards depicting Mary Matilda Deffebach (1866-1935) at left and an unidentified young woman at right. Mary Matilda Deffebach was the daughter of Thomas Boileau Deffebach (1822-1884) and Maria Inez Reed Deffebach (1842-1883), and granddaughter of John Thomas Reed, the first white settler and landowner in Mill Valley. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (10 x 7.75 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.083 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Portraits
Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
by California Gallery
image
eye 61
favorite 1
comment 0
Description : Carte de visite portrait of Carlotta Suarez Reed and her husband, John Joseph Reed, who was the eldest son of John Thomas Reed and Hilaria Sanchez Reed. John Thomas Reed was the first Anglo-Saxon settler and land owner in Mill Valley, California. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (4.25 x 6.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.049 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Portraits, Reed Family
Description : Two carte de visite portraits, pasted to a single piece of white card stock, of an unidentified woman in the Reed family, possibly the sister of Hilaria Sanchez Reed Garcia. Hilaria Sanchez Reed Garcia was the daughter of the comandante of the Presidio in San Francisco and wife of John Thomas Reed, the first Anglo-Saxon settler and land owner in Mill Valley, California. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (9.25 x 7.375 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.063 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Portraits, Reed Family
Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
by C. L. Cramer's California Gallery; Kingsley, J. L.
image
eye 32
favorite 0
comment 0
Description :  Four carte de visite portraits of unidentified Reed family members, pasted to a single piece of white card stock. The Reed family of Mill Valley, California, descended from John Thomas Reed, the first Anglo-Saxon settler and land owner in Mill Valley. The cards on the upper right and lower left may be Hugh Boyle. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (8 x 10.125 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.067 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Portraits, Reed Family
Description : Charles Harding, Jack Wagner, George Warnache, Charles Clapp (field engineer in charge), and John Burt (surveyor, with pipe) in front of the Tamalpais Land & Water Company. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5 x 8 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.129 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Group portraits
Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
image
eye 19
favorite 0
comment 0
Description : Portrait of Charles James Dowd. He was an early Mill Valley resident who founded a livery stable, Dowd's Fashion Stables. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (6 x 8.625 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.086 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Portraits
Description :  Charles James Dowd holding his daughter, Charlotte, on Throckmorton Avenue at Madrone Avenue. The empty lot in the background is 130 Throckmorton Avenue. Charles Dowd was an early Mill Valley resident who founded a livery stable, Dowd's Fashion Stables. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (4 x 3.125 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.085 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Babies, Portraits
Description : Students posed in front of screen with school banners hanging down. Banners read "M. V. S." Written on back of photograph: "Property of Mrs. John Burt." Post-it note accompanying photograph reads "Middle Row: left to right Teacher Belle Abraham, Petper Kantor -----> Doroghty Helmore last on left. Bottom Row: 1st on left: Cora Burt Bjorstrom. 2nd Camille Leger Folker 7th Elinor Burt." Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (13.875 x 9.125 in.) Call Number...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Schools, Students, Summit School, Teachers
Description : A collection of small tintypes of unidentified Reed family members attached to white card stock. John Thomas Reed was the first Anglo-Saxon settler and landowner in Mill Valley, California. Individual portraits are grouped around a larger picture of a boy and a young woman. Most of those pictured appear to be children. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (7.75 x 8.75) Call Number : 2016.004.056 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Portraits, Reed Family
Description : Postcard featuring Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway gravity car crossing a trestle on Mt. Tamalpais. Gravity cars coasted from the summit of Mt. Tamalpais down to Muir Woods or to downtown Mill Valley. Title transcribed from front of postcard, which is printed with the following text: "Coming down Mt. Tamalpais, California via Gravity Car on eight mile ride". Back of postcard printed with the following: "M. Rieder, Publ., Los Angeles, Cal. Made in Germany. No....
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Gravity cars, Mill Valley & Mt. Tamalpais Railway,...
Description : Photocopy of a packet of correspondence to N.P. Yost from Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company, March 25, 1910-March 7, 1922, regarding his proposition to build a spur track into his property in Mill Valley. Includes documents: Estimate and Agreement for Private Siding, March 24, 1910; Small map of the proposed spur, March 1910; Track Estimate and Agreement for Private Siding, May 18, 1915; Map of proposed spur, March 1915; Letter to N.P. Yost from Northwestern Pacific Railroad...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Railroads
Description : Front of postcard displays a photo of a creek winding its way through Muir Woods. Four people can be seen standing on a bridge over the creek. Printed text at the top of the postcard reads, "Creek Scene, Muir Woods, Mt. Tamalpais, California." The back of the postcard is left blank, with publisher information given as "Britton & Rey, Lithographers, S.F. Publishers of pictorial postcards." Publisher Britton & Rey, SF; company closed in 1915 Source : 1...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Bridges, Creeks, Mt. Tamalpais, Muir Woods
Description : A large crowd on Throckmorton Avenue near the train staion. Stores visible include Belle's Dry Goods, Removatory, O Shaugnessey's Hotel and Tamalpais Market. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (4.5 x 3 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.093 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Hotels, Stores, Streets
Description : Crowd outside of the railway depot in downtown Mill Valley, California, and people walking across Miller Avenue. A train is seen at left. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5.125 x 2.75 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.095 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Railroad stations, Railroads
Description : Postcard depicting the exterior of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, a Roman Catholic church, in Mill Valley, California. The first Mount Carmel church was dedicated in 1893. A handwritten note on the back of this postcard dates this photo January 14, 1917 and indicates that the postcard probably shows the dedication of a new church building, created to accommodate Mill Valley's growing population. This new church was built at the corner of Buena Vista Avenue, and was a stucco, Spanish...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Catholic churches, Churches
Description : Dr. Alexander Warner and family members at their summer home in Warner Canyon. He was an early Mill Valley land owner. Writing in lower margin reads: "Dr. Alexander Warner 1885." Handwritten note on back of photograph reads: "Dr. Alexander Warner + Grandma Warner + Eleanor Warner Canyon 1886." Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (8 x 10 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.140 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Families, Portraits
Description : Dr. Alexander Warner and family members at their summer home in Warner Canyon. Handwritten note on back of photograph reads: "Dr. Warner + family + Aunt Addie (Mrs. Delmar Clinton's mother". Two of the children are on horses. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (8 x 10 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.139 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Families, Horses, Portraits
Description :  E. E. Wood, first principal of Tamalpais High School, holding his daughter Ernestine. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (3.5 x 4.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.145 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Babies, High school principals, Portraits
Description :  E. E. Wood, first principal of Tamalpais High School, holding his daughter Ernestine. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (3.5 x 4.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.146 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Babies, High school principals, Portraits
Description : E. E. Wood, first principal of Tamalpais High School, holding his baby daughter, Ernestine. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (4 x 5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.147 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Babies, High school principals, Portraits
Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
image
eye 23
favorite 0
comment 0
Description : A woman holding a baby; probably Mabel Wood, wife of E. E. Wood (first principal of Tamalpais High School), and one of their daughters. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (3.25 x 5.25 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.148 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Babies, Portraits
Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
image
eye 24
favorite 0
comment 0
Description :  A tintype of a man, two women, and a young child posing in an open car in front of a painting of the Cliff House. They are members of the family of E. E. Wood, first principal of Tamalpais High School. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (2.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.151 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Families, Portraits
Description :  A group of men, early residents of Mill Valley, sitting at a large banquet table while two waiters stand at attendance. Pictured at the far head of he table is Sidney Cushing, founding president of the Mill Valley and Mt. Tamalpais Railway. The man at the other end of the table with his back to the camera is probably Lovell White. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (7.75 x 5.625 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.045 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Banquets, Early days & pioneers
Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
image
eye 12
favorite 0
comment 0
Description : Alyssa and Eleanor Warner, daughters of Dr. Alexander Warner. The Warners were early Mill Valley residents. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (3.5 x 5.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.138 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Portraits
Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
by Mitchell, Edward H.
image
eye 76
favorite 0
comment 0
Description : Postcard of a wooden curve in the tracks of the Mill Valley and Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railway. Title transcribed from printed text on front of postcard, which reads, "Entering Redwood Canyon, Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railway". Postcard has been trimmed and attached to a paper with two others by the same company. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (3.375 x 3.3125 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.027 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Railroads
Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
by Price, W.I.
texts
eye 37
favorite 0
comment 0
Description : Postcard of Mill Valley's Episcopal Church. Title transcribed from front of postcard, which is printed with the following text: "Episcopal Church, Mill Valley, Cal". Back of postcard is printed with the following: "Made in Germany for W.I. Price, Mill Valley, Cal." Correspondence to a Miss Coffin of Berkeley, California, on back. Postcard is numbered 1463 and is stamped and postmarked 1907. Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number :...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Churches, Episcopal churches
Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
by DeLux
image
eye 13
favorite 0
comment 0
Description : Ernestine Wood, daughter of E. E. Wood, at age 9 months. E. E. Wood was the first principal of Tamalpais High School. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5.75 x 8.75 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.144 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Babies, Portraits
Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
by Boussum
image
eye 40
favorite 0
comment 0
Description : Ernestine Wood, daughter of E. E. Wood, as a girl. E. E. Wood was the first principal of Tamalpais High School. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5 x 10 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.152 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Children, Portraits
Description : Ernestine Wood, daughter of E. E. Wood, as a young girl. E. E. Wood was the first principal of Tamalpais High School. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5 x 10 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.153 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Children, Portraits
Description :  Typed excerpts from two letters written in 1896 by John Burt to his future bride, Cora Gardner, about his time in Mill Valley and his experience on the Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway. John Burt was an early Mill Valley resident, who worked for the Tamalpais Land and Water Company, and later was the manager of the Marin Municipal Water District. He was also a surveyor and real estate developer. Source : 1 Page of 1: Pamphlet (8.5 x 7.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.030...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway, Railroads
Description : A woman in a coat and hat stands next to engine No. 7 of the Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway outside the Tavern of Tamalpais. The Tavern of Tamalpais was a combination hotel and restaurant which opened in 1896, and was sometimes referred to as Summit Tavern or Tamalpais Tavern. The Tavern burned to the ground in a 1923 fire, but was rebuilt and reopened in 1924. The Tavern continued to operate until 1950, when it was razed by the Marin Municipal Water District. Source : 1...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Locomotives, Railroads
Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
by Winter, Bayley
image
eye 27
favorite 0
comment 0
Description : Five photographs of unidentified members of the Reed family pasted to a single page of white card stock. The group include 2 albumen prints and 3 tintypes. The Reed family were early Anglo-Saxon settlers of Mill Valley. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (8.125 x 9.75 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.082 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, none
Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
image
eye 26
favorite 1
comment 0
Description : Five young men pose on the front of a Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway locomotive. A gravity car can be seen in the left background. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (8.5 x 1 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.128 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Gravity cars, Locomotives, Railroads
Description : Front of postcard depicts a view from Mt. Tamalpais, looking out at the landscape through a thick rolling fog. Title transcribed from front of postcard, which features printed text that reads, "Fog Effect as seen from Summit of Mt. Tamalpais, California. (A very grand spectacle.)." The back of the postcard contains a handwritten message, partially torn away, and addressed to a Mrs. E. Sorensen. The publisher information is given as The O'Newman Company, San Francisco;...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, fog, landscape, Mt. Tamalpais
Description : Charles Runyan, Lovell White, Sidney Cushing, William Kent and Louis James, founders of the Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railway, posing by railroad tracks. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (3.75 x 6 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.130 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Group portraits
Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
by Cramer Phto
image
eye 24
favorite 0
comment 0
Description : Four carte de visite cards featuring portraits of Deffebach family children and attached to a single piece of card stock. The photo on the upper right is of Jessie (? - 1876-1945) and May (Maria) Deffebach (1878-1958). The photo on the upper right is of Matilda Deffebach (1866-1935). These were the children of Thomas Boileau Deffebach I and Inez Reed Deffebach. The two lower photographs are unidentified members of the Deffebach family. The Reed and Deffebach families were early...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Children, Portraits
Description : The front of the postcard depicts a gravity car in the distance winding its way along a circular portion of the Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Wood Scenic Railway railroad tracks. The printed caption in the upper right reads, "Nearly a complete circle on Mt. Tamalpais Railway. Showing Gravity car on the way down the Mountain." There is a short handwritten message on the front. On the back of the postcard, publisher information is listed as , "M. Rieder, Publ., Los Angeles,...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Gravity cars, Mt. Tamalpais, Mt. Tamalpais & Muir...
Description :  A group of men and three dogs stand in front of the Muir Woods Inn. One dog is on his hind legs and another is on a car on the railroad tracks. The Inn burned down in 1913. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (3.25 x 5.25 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.155 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Dogs, Group portraits, Taverns (Inns)
Description :  A group of men and three dogs stand in front of the Muir Woods Inn. The Inn burned down in 1913. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (3.25 x 5.25 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.154 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Dogs, Group portraits, Taverns (Inns)
Description : Group portrait on the porch of Alonzo Coffin's house during the celebration of Irene Coffin's birthday. The Coffins were a prominent family in early Mill Valley, California. Written on back of photograph: "Irene's birthday party. Mill Valley, 1894. Porch of the Alonzo Coffin house. Down in front. Otto Hinz, Walter Ralph, Maybelle, Amy Schroeder, Beatrice Keely, Irene ? Schroeder, Leslie Gardiner, Billy Smith. On the railing - Henrietta Freeze - Ellen, Pearl, Polly Schroeder,...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Birthday parties, Coffin Family, Porches, Portraits
Description : Group portrait featuring members of the Mill Valley Rod and Gun Club along with a handful of children. The group is posed outdoors. Note on back of photograph reads "Arthur Lurc[?] Leod - 3rd from left - back row. Members of Mill Valley Rod + Gun Club - Do you know any of them?" and "This picture property of Margaret W. Dowd". Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (7.5 x 4.875 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.044 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Clubs, Organizations and clubs
Description : Group portrait of Miss Johnson and her class from Homestead School posing outdoors. Handwritten under photograph: "Miss Johnson's Class. 1922 / Homestead School." On lower right corner: "-2854-". The names of those pictured (back to front) are written on the back: "Edmund Sopear (?), George Santos, Alexander Barbour, Joe Verra, Joe Armeda, Virginia Stolte, Willie Soughran, Miss Johnson, Joe Sawrence (?), Alex Perry, Billy McCurdy, Tod Weems, WIlie Peters,...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Homestead School, Schools, Students, Teachers
Description : A group of six adults, two holding young children, stand outside the Mill Valley French Laundry, which was located at 34 Miller Avenue in Mill Valley, California. This was one of three laundries owned by members of the Jean and Josephine Bedecarrax family. The Bedecarrax were immigrants from the French Pyrennes. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (4.875 x 3.875 in.) Call Number : MVN0416 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Laundries, Storefronts
Description : Portrait of Hilaria Sanchez Reed Garcia, who lived from 1813-1868, and whose first husband was John Reed, the first Anglo-Saxon settler and landowner in Mill Valley, California. Print made from glass negative. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5 x 7 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.052 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Portraits, Reed Family
Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
image
eye 12
favorite 0
comment 0
Description : Students posing outdoors. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (6.875 x 4.875 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.007 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Homestead School, Schools, Students
Description : Teacher and students posed outside of Homestead School. George Stutzman is in the front row left. "-7914-" appears in the lower right corner. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (8.875 x 6.4375 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.006 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Homestead School, Schools, Students, Teachers
Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
image
eye 22
favorite 0
comment 0
Description : A group of Homestead School students posting outside the building. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (8.875 x 6.875 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.010 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Homestead School, Schools, Students
Description : Students and teacher posing next to the building. Names are written in pencil on the back of the photograph: "First row - left to right - [name obscured], Jack [portion of name obscured]artz, Frank Silva. 2nd row - Tony Santos, Harry Morton, Chistu (?) Robertson, Louis Richter, Kenneth Campbell, Ivan Kompf, Herman Domingos, Tony Perry, Jim Kennerson. 3rd row - Aurelia Domingos, Lucille, Santos, Elva Victorino, Eva Victorino, Thelma Stutzman, Belmeda Dias. 4th row - Marie...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Homestead School, Schools, Students, Teachers
Description : Students and teacher posed outside Homestead School. Note on back reads: "Homestead School (1) Ivan Kompg (2) George Stutzman (3) Edna Maguire (Principal)" Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (6.5 x 20 in.) Call Number : 2017.004.004 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Schools, Students, Teachers
Description : Howard Folker, engineer, and Roy Graves, fireman, of the Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway stand next to a locomotive at the summit of Mt. Tamalpais. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (7.125 x 5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.111 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Locomotives, Railroad engineers, Railroads
Description : Four tintypes of Boyle family members affixed to a single piece of white card stock. The Boyles were a prominent early family of Mill Valley, California. The top two photographs are of Hugh A. Boyle II as a child and the lower two are of Sarah E. Boyle as a young woman. Hugh and Sarah were the children of Carmelita Natividad and Hugh A. Boyle. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (4.5 x 4.875 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.065 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Portraits, Reed Family
Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
image
eye 24
favorite 0
comment 0
Description : Portrait of a Reed family member, probably Hugh Boyle I. Hugh Boyle was married to Carmelita Natividad, daughter of Hilaria Reed Garcia and her second husband. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (6 x 9 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.054 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Portraits, Reed Family
Description : Front of postcard depicts a path winding under tall redwood trees. The printed caption at the bottom of the postcard reads, "In the redwood cannon Mt. Tamalpais." The back of the postcard contains a handwritten message addressed to a Miss Esther Boquest of San Francisco. Postcard is postmarked 1910. Print on the bottom of the back reads, "No. 716, Pacific Novelty Company, Publishers, San Francisco, Cal. Made in Germany." Correspondence to a Miss Esther Boquest...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais, Redwood trees, Redwoods--California